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    Apprentice Greytalker

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    Sun Sep 18, 2011 3:20 pm  
    Money Names in Greyhawk

    OK, wracking my brain I cannot for the life of me remember the names of the monies of Greyhawk. I know the individual coin types (copper, silver,ect) each were given a more common name (i.e one was a Noble), but does anyone have this info?
    GreySage

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    Sun Sep 18, 2011 3:31 pm  

    I'm no Zilchus priest, but I think that the LGG has those written down for each different nation!

    Which country do you want?

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    Sun Sep 18, 2011 3:34 pm  

    Page 51 of the LGG. Has the information you request. I will list it here for easy reference. This is assuming you mean Grey Hawk as in Free city of.

    Plate (pp), orb (gp), lucky (ep), noble (sp), and common (cp).

    I hope this helps.

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    Sun Sep 18, 2011 7:16 pm  

    If you need the names of coinage from other places, let us know...

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    Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:49 pm  

    There are also the iron "drab", brass "bit" and the bronze "zee", though those are from the Gord novels and not a part of the regular game's monetary system. You can find a chart with the conversion values HERE.
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    Mon Sep 19, 2011 2:37 am  
    Money Names

    There is also an old posting listing alot of the monitary names for regions. Not certain how much is canon... I know this was also posted YEARS ago in a gazeteer I believe. In my research for languages and populations I stumbled across it...
    http://www.canonfire.com/cf/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=search&query=population
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    Mon Sep 19, 2011 2:29 pm  

    WOW, I haven't heard the terms "drab," "bit," and "zee" used in years! Nice find, Cebrion! My old Gord novels are collecting dust in a box in my shed...

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    Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:58 pm  

    IIRC, The Adventure Begins states that Nerof Gasgal reformed GH's currency system to where bits, drabs, & zees are now obsolete.
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    Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:26 am  

    BOO! Laughing

    I recommend using the system with the extra coins if you want your precious metals to be a bit more precious(particularly gold/platinum). Otherwise, use the standard system as most people do. Plus electrum, of course.
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    Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:14 am  

    Robbastard wrote:
    Nerof Gasgal reformed GH's currency system to where bits, drabs, & zees are now obsolete.


    Hmm. Just the other day I threw some zees and a drab to a beggar I saw in the streets.

    http://www.canonfire.com/cf/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=46449#46449

    No wonder he looked so pissed! Shocked

    Oh, well, that's what I get for spending so much time locked away in my tower, I suppose. Evil Grin
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    Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:10 pm  

    Thus the phrase "Cheaper than a 2 drab **rolls percentile dice and consults p. 192 of the 1e DM's Guide** wanton wench."
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    Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:38 pm  

    "A 2 drab wanton wench!" Shocked

    Now that's cheap! Evil Grin

    **Hmm. Do I have two drabs?** Wink
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    Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:13 pm  

    See MS,

    You knew you were saving those for a rainy day.
    Laughing

    Now the beggar got the wench.

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    Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:28 pm  

    Do we need to start taking a collection? Razz
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    Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:47 pm  

    Noble folks of Grey Hawk hear our plea. Companionship is hard to come by for some of us. Donate a drab or two. Because even a 2 drab wench is better than a three lucky loner! Wink

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    Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:57 am  

    Shocked No steel. zinc, Titanium or Aluminium? Cry so sad!
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    Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:25 pm  

    Going by real world standards, steel is too hard to produce in scale. Zinc, aluminum and titanium are too hard to purify from ores, although zinc ores are probably used in bronze production. Aluminum, in alum is probably used as an astringent and as a fixative in dying wool. In fact, in my Sterich campaign, a mine the party just cleaned out turned out in a survey by the clan of a dwarf in the party to not have any rich veins of iron or other commonly held precious metals, but did have alunite in abundance. So now the dwarves are starting to mine it to ship out to Geoff and Keoland, which both are cloth producers according to the '83 Guide. This is all making the party's lord very rich and happy with them.
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    Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:31 pm  

    smillan_31 wrote:
    So now the dwarves are starting to mine it to ship out to Geoff and Keoland, which both are cloth producers according to the '83 Guide.


    Nice role play, Smillan! Way to go! Happy Cool
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    Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:28 pm  

    Most of the credit should go to the player of the dwarf who came up with the idea of having members of his clan come and check out the mine. He's a really good role-player.
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    Sun Sep 25, 2011 2:58 pm  
    Thanks

    It was the names from the Gord novels I was trying to remember, perfedt!
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    Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:54 am  

    Bronze is made of copper and tin, and cold iron can be stamped with a steel coin die, which work hardens the cold iron a bit due to the heat generated by the kinetic force of the stamping. All of the other metals, being softer, are of course more easily stamped.

    As to the Gord money chart link I posted, I made it a while back, and uploaded it to the Downloads section because of this thread. The squeaky wheel got some grease this time. Wink
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    Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:40 am  

    smillan_31 wrote:
    Most of the credit should go to the player of the dwarf . . . He's a really good role-player.


    Kudos to your PC. Excellent role play. Please tell him that for me. Wink

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    As to the Gord money chart link I posted, I made it a while back, and uploaded it to the Downloads section because of this thread. The squeaky wheel got some grease this time.


    Cebrion, we appreciate all that you do for our community. Thanks! Cool
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